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post Aug 20 2007, 01:18 PM
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I was trying to play scales on my bass and I was just wondering:

If a scale spans like 5 frets, F major first positon for example, when the pinky has to hit the fifth fret, should my whole hand just move with the pinky to hit that fret or should I be working on getting my hand to be able to comfortably stretch towards that without movign the entire hand?
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post Aug 20 2007, 04:24 PM
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On these stretches you make by moving your left hand wrist forward, to the front of the neck so you get better access to low strings and low frets. I would suggest you work on stretches so you can fret 1st fret, 3rd fret and 5th fret without lifting other fingers. So, fret 1, keep it there, fret 3, keep it there, and fret 5, and than move back.

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post Aug 20 2007, 09:21 PM
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